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What is Oceanic Airlines doing on FOX?

by Anna Johns, posted Apr 17th 2006 11:50AM
oceanic airlines; war at home
Holy hell! Clues to Lost are popping up on other networks! OK, it's not really a clue. It's more of a shout-out. But still, that's pretty cool. Sunday night's episode of The War at Home on FOX showed the feuding family flying to Florida in an Oceanic Airlines jet. As you can see from the screen grab, the actual Oceanic symbol was not on the plane, just the name.

If you're keeping track, I believe this makes the third non-ABC show that has given a nod to Lost. The numbers appeared in Veronica Mars on January 25th and Dwight on The Office mentioned The Others in the 'Boys and Girls' episode on February 3rd, and even blogged about his Lost theory. Of course, Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 was also mentioned in Alias way back during season one of Lost.

[Thanks, Doc!]

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Heather

Another crossover: In the fourth season of "Alias" (during the second episode, I believe) Driveshaft's song "You All Everybody" was playing in the background of a party at Sydney's house. Driveshaft, of course, is the band that Charlie from "LOST" was in.

April 17 2006 at 4:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Heather

Veronica Mars also gave LOST a shout out when Veronica's fortune cookie had Hurley's infamous numbers on it. This was in the episode Donut Run.

April 17 2006 at 4:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Justin Spalding

Dont forget about the Veronica Mars ep. that has the "numbers" on a fortune cookie

April 17 2006 at 3:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Holly Kim

Acutally, there is another reference. Hurley's numbers appeared on Tripping the Rift. The episode (I don't remember the title right off the bat) that had Six's "mother" on it.

The numbers were in the opening when Chode was in line at the Post Office.

April 17 2006 at 2:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lampbane

According to that Wikipedia entry (which I've read before), the War at Home used stock footage from Executive Decision. The font is all wrong for Lost anyway.

April 17 2006 at 12:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joel

Guillermo: Thanks! I *knew* I remembered seeing it somewhere.

April 17 2006 at 12:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Anna

Sidney Bristow was in LAX and the announcement for Oceanic Flight 815 to Sydney came over the loudspeaker (why it has the same number flight there and back, I do not know!)

Does anybody know if last night's shot of the plane was reused footage?

April 17 2006 at 12:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John

Yea, I think you are giving the show WAY too much credit. Oceanic is a standard. They used it in Executive Decision and that was many years before Lost was ever thought of.

April 17 2006 at 11:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
B

John: Alias mentioned it during Season one of Lost, not season one of Alias.

April 17 2006 at 11:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Guillermo

Check out the wikipedia entry for Oceanic Airlines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceanic_Airlines

Joel, that movie is Executive Decision, with Kurt Russell and [about 5 minutes of] Steven Seagal.

April 17 2006 at 11:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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